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Among the digital recreations by illustrator Nikhil Shinde is the famous dancing girl from Harappa. She even gets her feet back, and on her ankles are elaborate ghungroos.(Courtesy: Vaanarsena Studios)

Icons recast: Meet the artist breathing life into the Indus Valley

Hindustan Times | By Natasha Rego
UPDATED ON JAN 02, 2021 08:30 PM IST
An illustrator in Mumbai is turning 5,000-year-old sculptures into digital art. Could this lead to a whole animation series starring characters from Harappa and Mohenjo-daro?
The origins of the people of Kunal village in Haryana’s Fatehabad are being tracked by going back in time through geographical strata. Through the process of digging, different layers are being detected for the presence of cultural material so that a better understanding of the communities of Kunal can be ascertained.(Parveen Kumar / HT Phgto)
The origins of the people of Kunal village in Haryana’s Fatehabad are being tracked by going back in time through geographical strata. Through the process of digging, different layers are being detected for the presence of cultural material so that a better understanding of the communities of Kunal can be ascertained.(Parveen Kumar / HT Phgto)

In Haryana’s Kunal village, a glimpse of life before Harappa

Hindustan Times, Fatehabad | By Sadia Akhtar
UPDATED ON MAY 19, 2019 01:05 PM IST
Kunal village in Haryana’s Fatehabad is one of the oldest pre-Harappan settlements. The seventh round of excavations, which started in January and ended two weeks ago, will bring to the forefront more about the lives of people — mostly artisans associated with Hakraware culture.
A student works on a sculpture at visual arts department in fine arts faculty at Rajasthan University.(HT Photo)
A student works on a sculpture at visual arts department in fine arts faculty at Rajasthan University.(HT Photo)

No takers for masters in sculpture course at Rajasthan University

Hindustan Times, Jaipur | By Nikita Bishnoi, Jaipur
PUBLISHED ON SEP 24, 2018 05:29 AM IST
There are no takers for the Master in Visual Arts (Sculpture) course in the Rajasthan University. In the last two years (2017-18 and 2018-19), not a single student has taken admission in the course
The total collection of pottery and artefacts at the 16th century Purana Qila is over two lakh.(HT/File Photo)
The total collection of pottery and artefacts at the 16th century Purana Qila is over two lakh.(HT/File Photo)

ASI begins conservation of Purana Qila; new gallery to display ancient artefacts

Indo Asian News Service, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 20, 2018 11:04 PM IST
The modern gallery will display artefacts and pottery from Harappa, Mohenjodaro, Taxila, Chanhudaro and Central Asia as well as from Indian sites like Kalibangan, Hastinapur, Arikamedu and Tamluk.
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